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“a masterpiece of a home” … “least claustrophic looking tiny house I’ve seen” … “simply beautiful in every way” …
“I’ve watched just about every tiny house video on YouTube, and in my opinion, the Esk’et is currently the highest evolution of the craft. Of course the carving work is off the chart, but you’ve also made some very strategic design choices, e.g. dual lofts, corner fireplace, compact spiral stairwell, disappearing shelving, white finish with lots of glass, and finally, an astonishing framing/roof design. It’s really the complete package, and as close to my ‘dream tiny house’ as I’ve seen to date. GREAT job, man!”
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the Esk’et Sqlelten
(pronounced Es-KET Sk-LEL-ten)
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Our Esk’et Sqlelten design focuses on craftsmanship, indigenous cultural and artistic touches, and the feeling of space! We have sqlelten (salmon in Secwepemctsin language) shaped roof rafters that have inspired the carvings, handcrafted by Robert. The front door is a carved feature piece. The inside is open-concept, bright and airy, with lofts for sleeping areas, and generous windows that let in lots of natural light. We’ve put the vaulted ceiling in the area where you do the most standing: the kitchen. We love that the intersecting, curved roof and barreling roof are both functional and beautiful, resulting in a spacious main sleeping loft.
“it’s not only a work of art, it’s a work of art that works!”
When we first sat down to draw up this plan, we envisioned an open interior, with an uncluttered feel. We purposely understated the storage in exchange for an open and welcoming space, and design features like the spiralling ladder that help the space breathe. This leaves us room for extra storage in varied places, as the need comes up down the road, or for long-term living.
Interested in the Building Process?
Our tiny house has a total square footage of 280 sqft, including 2 lofts. The plans, available here, suggest building on a 24ft trailer. (Our first build is 20ft). The height and width are within legal road restrictions (8’6″wide, 13’6″high), so it can be hooked up to a truck and moved, without the need for wide load permits. The weight is under 10’000 lbs.
The Esk’et Spiralling Ladder is our own design – DIY Plans are available available here, along with 2 Youtube video’s on the build process.
Our siding is beautiful local pine treated with Shou Sugi Ban method. (Japanese technique of preserving wood by burning.) Robert’s carvings in the custom door and the salmon along the roofline are cultural elements reflecting salmon pushing forwards against all odds.
The kitchen feels super open and spacious. We’ve installed a butcherblock countertop, routered the edges to give it a “live edge” feel, and extended it (using the individual off-cuts) to create an eating area. The cabinets were cut down to a custom size. We have a 3-burner stove and oven, and a small fridge (above the wheelwell)
The Sleeping Loft
The shape of this custom roof is perfect for maximizing space in the sleeping loft area, right where you need it. The loft extension allows room for a storage area next to the bed. The windows face the view of the surrounding forest.
Spend some time relaxing here – this tiny house is open as a b&b!